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spent the day here and it didn't get active until a couple of hours ago and as i look around, i don't see a lot of people with bags. i'm not sure they're shopping. but the retailers really hope they will because because they are in a lot of hurt. susan wanted to buy toys for her grandchildren but couldn't manage to go to a toy store. visions of the sandy hook elementary school massacre were in her head. >> i couldn't take the shopping and seeing all the little kids 5-year-olds, 6-year-olds, particularly saddens me. >> reporter: she bought gift cards instead and none of the extra stuff she might have been found being in stores. december retail is a bummer in the news and stores. >> this is not at all a good holiday season for the retailer. >> reporter: it could have been for the customer. >> 495. our price is 179 and an additional 10% now. >> reporter: and no one is buying it? >> not yet. >> reporter: this shop slashed prices as retailers did all over the country. still, it was not a good christmas for her nor most others. >> it started out all right and it just dropped off about a w
but republicans do not, just one more issue they don't seem to be able to agree on. rebecca and jeff? >> with us now is is the editor of the magazine. what is the immediate impact on january one for most americans? >> the first two things that are going to hit are the payroll tax increase, that will affect almost every working american and we ran some numbers and calculated that for a family with two working parents make being $82,000 a year that could tack another $1,600 on to your yearly tax bill. that's big. the other immediate impact is the end of emergency unemployment benefits so for the most vulnerable americans that have already gone over all the rest of the benefits there's nothing else in the pot. >> what about the expiration of the bush era tax cuts? >> for the same family i spoke about, if all of those go through that's $2,600 a year extra on your tax bill. >> so much of the debate has focused on the tax issue but spending is a huge portion of this and there are automatic spending cuts also in place. >> that's right, and those go through all kinds of social pr
though you don't feel the joy it's there with them. >> that is the beauty of children. we are so happy that you are here with us for this christmas celebration today. we really appreciate it really inspirational message. gretchen let's go over to you. >> thank you so much, alisyn. today of course we are celebrating baby jesus. his parents forced to find shelter in a marriage when there was no room at the inn. >> that's what christmas is all about. it's something our friend, pastor and former arkansas governor mike huckabee knows quite a bit about. he joins us now with a very special christmas message. >> mike: i hope you and your family are going to have a wonderful christmas. my guess is you will probably be very busy. busy getting the right give gift and making sure all the things on your christmas table are exactly right. you will will probably be frustrated because nothing will be perfect. never has been. and never will be. christmas is not about us being able to do something that is completely perfect. if you let that spoil your christmas if you lead that diminish what this is all
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to see citizens going the extra mile but only to a point. >> don' intervene. that's our true message. we want you to become involved. there's nothing wrong with driving around reporting suspicious activity but don't take on someone who is possibly armed because that could end violently. >> reporter: suzie walks her dog almost every day and has noticed the new patrols out on the streets. >> i think we have to be as neighbors to watch out for each other. keep an eye because there is not enough police so i think it is important. >> reporter: so is it working? well, those neighborhood volunteers said there have not been any home burglaries in their community since they started these patrols but at this point they are not ready to claim success. they say they want a little more time to go by. they think they're making a difference in being a deterrent. >> thank you. >>> it's something i have never come across in 22 years. >> the decomposed body of a father found two years after his death. how police say his son made money by keeping it a secret. >> struggling libraries see a positive new chap
service until 3:00 in the morning. definitely don't drink and drive you have no excuse. let's take a look at highway 4. you can see the headlights are westbound traffic toward concord and up to 680. we have quite a bit more folks on the roadways. we don't have any delays to speak of and we don't expect the metering lights to go on. 680 near the sunol grade you can see traffic there looking good. 6:09. steve. >>> tara. >> you have any words you want to band for 2013? >> no. but right now you're trending. >> i don't know what that means. >> you're popular. mostly fair. a cold morning. i think about the same tomorrow. the pattern is changing. after a very, very active november-december rain wise cold. it looks like we are going quiet for awhile. maybe the first couple weeks of january. there is really not much in the way of rain. part goes south. part goes north. although every system including last friday night and saturday morning did produce rain. 29 santa rosa. 49 oakland. 43 san francisco. 33 san jose. now i just looked about nine temperatures around liver moan. 32-39. 31 concord. 33 sa
the holiday meal. it's a little busy. we don't want to distract them. let's show you the video. people in the community donated 400 hams that will be cooked this morning along with all of the other trimmings for the traditional christmas meal. in and helping them serve the meal will be coaches and members of the military team. >> for these guys to have the military team here, it's a real connection. >> reporter: this is just the first round of volunteers packing up these gift bags. this isn't even all of the scarfs and hats that they have. there is an entire truckload of bags like this outside waiting to be brought in. but the volunteers are still working on putting these gift bags together. again, 4,000 of them will go out to all of the 4,000 people expected to get a christmas meal. the navy football players in town for the caste bowl will help out the volunteers by cooking the christmas meals who come in today. live in san francisco, allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >> looks very busy. >>> netflix says many customers are still experiencing problems with its video streaming service.
at the pittsburg-bay point station just before 7:00 last night. at this time, they don't have any suspects. the shooting and investigation caused some major delays though for bart riders. >>> gunfire from police hit the suspect at an el cerrito gas station. it happened last night just after 6:30. police say they came across a man pistol whipping a woman at a chevron station at san pablo and potrero avenues. two officers opened fire hitting the suspect. he is now in critical condition. the contra costa d.a.'s office is investigating along with the police. >>> we now have the identity of a young man killed by police in walnut creek. he was 22-year-old anthony banta. police got a 911 call from a screaming woman at the diablo point apartments at about 3:00 yesterday morning. when officers arrived, they say they were confronted by banta, who was armed. but so far, they are not saying what kind of weapon or how many times he was shot. an autopsy is planned later today. >>> it is 6:02. we have another big holiday weekend approaching and we have rain, right? >> we do. and this is not even the wor
secure embassies in areas where you essential don't have governments that have a lot of capacity to protect those embassy. >> on september 11th of this year, terrorists ambushed and quilled u.s. ambassador slit -- killed u.s. ambassador, and an attack in taniesia days later. >>> after they disappeared thursday, and 19 shiat pilgrim's died after a dommer ramed a car into the -- bomber rammed. the blast injured 25 other people, several of them critical. >> in india today, protests continued in the nation's capital following the death of a woman who was gang raped and beaten on a new deli bus. the woman who has not been identified was cremated in a private sorry money. her body was returned from siveng -- ceremony. prime minister was on hand to meet the special heir in the light carrying her body. the 6 men arrested in connection with the crime are now facing murder charges. >> and in china today, preparations are underway for the unyou'll ice and snow -- ann usa ice and no festival. performars are getty ready for -- per mommers are getting ready. with more than two thnd2,000 sculpt
:13. yet again the country is waking up to news that lawmakers in washington, d.c. still don't have a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. kyla campbell reports we are just hours away from automatic tax increases and government spending cuts. >> reporter: frustration is hitting a speak this morning after talking stalled last night. the house and senate will get back to work over the next few hours. senators have been trying to come up with a deal but with no luck. new mitch mcconnell is negotiating with vice president joe biden. if political leaders can not come up with a plan by midnight tonight tax rates for all americans will increase. >> if there is an ultimate compromise, there will be parts of it i find disgusting and rep hencable which i may have to swallow in the name of finding a compromise. >> reporter: how will this effect you come tomorrow morning? if there is not a deal reach there won't be a drastic change in your next paychecks. if this plays out long-term the average american middle class family stands to lose out on $2,000 to $3,000 over the next year due to the increased taxes
the fiscal cliff. if lawmakers don't reach a solution by midnight tonight, east coast time, income tax rates will increase for all americans. coming up at 7:15, the two key players who are now in charge of negotiating a last-minute deal. >>> time now, 7:03. grocery stores and other stores in alameda county who sell food and alcohol won't be able to give you plastic bag. in place of the single use bags, stores can use paper or reusable bags but will have to charge you at coast a -- at least a dime per bag. those who collect food stamp the won't have to pay -- stamps won't have to pay. >>> minimum wage goes up to 10.55 tomorrow. university of kentucky economists say that's hurting the youngest members of the work force because employers don't want to pay teenagers more than $10 plus benefits to get their first jobs. >>> just over an hour ago, millions of people in sydney, australia, rang in 2013. [ cheers ] >> crowds gathered to watch the skyline explode with fireworks. 1.5million people were expected to be at the celebration with millions more watching on tv from home. [ cheers ] and people i
to the -- that don't get a chance to get their kids to the firefighter program -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: we will be here monitoring these bins to see if they get fill up in time for christmas, firefighters and will be delivering the toys. come down to lefty o'doul's, it is a lot of fun here. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> they are set up so you can just drive-by and drop off a toy at lefty o'doul's, location is 333 geary near powell. volunteers will be out until 1 in the morning tuesday morning, one tomorrow morning you have plenty of time. >>> traffic and weather together, next. let's take a live look outside, san francisco bull embarcadero and bay bridge, -- beautiful embarcadero and bay bridge, mike will have the full forecast, also quick check of the morning commute. >>> dire new prediction one d.c. lawmaker one week from the fiscal cliff. >>> welcome back. let's take a look at live doppler and satellite, a few radar returns over the ocean, a few clouds dry everywhere this morning. clouds getting thick in the form of fog around napa. getting a break our next system the screen to our wes
of snow. actual la, little rock, i don't remember when little rock had christmas day snow. 1926 was the last time. now you have seen the boards. this is likely to be a travel trouble. alex perez is standing by in chicago o'hare. >> reporter: the first big wave of holiday travellers got their start over the weekend. the second wave will begin soon. along with the front of bad weather looking to spoil christmas plans and the next several days for millions. from san francisco to syracuse, many around the country are finding their holiday travel plans ruined. a huge snowstorm on the west coast hit northern california hard, causing hundreds of delays and canceled flights in and out of san francisco. with the average delay lasting over two hours. the high winds and severe conditions have left many drivers in the sierras unable to stay on the road. >> the roads are pretty bad. there was a loft spinouts. >> reporter: major snow is expected to bring snowfall to oklahoma tonight. complicating travel for the sooner state three years after santa brought a record-breaking 14 inches of snow o
, we don't have too much traffic but you can see people again are headed into san francisco. your commute looks pretty good. finally 680 in sunole, this is the sunole grade in fremont and southbound is looking good. 5:15 here is rosemary orozco. >>> waking up a little foggy but no rain is falling and we are done with that system. the winds as well have died and gone away and we have calm conditions. fairfield is 10 miles per hour and with clear skies overhead, we are a lot colder this morning and we have fog developing in some areas. temperatures right now, we have 40s around the bay, 47 in fso, 40 in concord, several degrees cooler than where we were 24 hours ago at this time, 38 in napa, 30 degrees 39 in novato. so again, the system is moving out and we have a few scattered showers this morning and by tomorrow another system is moving in. we'll see some rain or we have anywhere from an inch to a quarter inch of rain and if you are planning this, a winter storm watch has been set up by the national weather service and that will move into place as well. so here we are, just a litt
yeah, just... i don't know if the frosting is load-bearing. what? you know what, man? thank you. i appreciate it. it looks really beautiful. danny, does it remind you of your broken home? listen, is anybody else sick of this christmas music? can we just do some-- just karaoke? oh, doc, that only plays music in espaÑol. [ritchie valens' la bamba plays] oh, perfect. or should i say, perfecto? whoa. ♪ para bailar la bamba let's go. ♪ para bailar la bamba ♪ se necesita un poquito de gracia ♪ everybody dance. ♪ un poquito de gracia y otra cosita ♪ ♪ y arriba y arriba ♪ y arriba y arriba ♪ ♪ por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere ♪ come on, everybody! ♪ bamba, bamba everybody! ♪ bamba, bamba that's right. ♪ bamba, bamba (man) go to bed. >>> with music, a congregation reunites. we speak to a mother who was shot while shielding her children. good evening i'm julie haener. >> and i'm ken wayne. we speak to the mother who was struck by gunfire while shielding her children. we speak to eric rasmussen who spoke to the mother. >> reporter: we're talking about a moth
are already open at this old navy. i don't know maybe people are tired of shopping, sleeping in from christmas morning or they don't want to deal with the rain there are not huge crowds only huge deals. there is big deals on winter clothing, a common item we see up to 7'-- up to 75% today, sales on electronics. check out this -- there's --&mm] michael's craft stores today, 70% off throughout the store. children's place we found a pair of girls utility pants for one dollar. old navy open at 5:00 this morning, 75% off throughout the store. retailers are hoping to make up for what wasn't a great holiday season. their loss is your gain. the doors are open. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> tune in to "good morning america" at 7:00 this morning,-÷w a!ecky will hae more on biggest deals today. watch, drivers traveling i-80 face big delays. caltrans who to shutdown the road several times last night because of hazardous driving conditions, delays as long as two hours when the interstate reopened drivers had to follow to avoid skidding. >>> ben lomond is where many sandbags were needed you can see the wa
investigation. two people taken to the hospital, we don't know their condition. the homeowner told me he thinks they inhaled smoke. all firefighters are okay. they kept the fire to this one house the homes are right next to each other. one home destroyed, the other hopes are okay. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> dakota san jose fire investigators are -- >>> san jose fire investigators are trying to determine how an apartment fire that killed two grandparents and their 4-year-old granddaughter. family members say a 23-year-old cousin is in intensive care. efforts are still being made to enable more than 50 displaced residents to return home. sue thompson will have a live report in 30 minutes. >>> observing -- oakland police are searching for the person who shot and killed a 15-year-old girl. investigators say a group was walking three blocks east of the coliseum yesterday afternoon when a teenaged boy approached and opened fire with a handgun. the girl died at the scene the. 14-year-old boy was wounded. police say his injuries are not life-threatening. witnesses tell police the shooter was 13 to
of people. >>> don't text and no need to check the weather app. brian is here with that. >> absolutely. we'll have you all updated on what's going to happen tomorrow. just looks like we're going to have clouds and a chance of a few showers. first let's show you this. within three hours now, a full moon in north america. isn't that a beautiful sight? the moon out there. to the right of the moon -- you can't see it in this shot -- but there's the planet jupiter. looks like a bright yellow star. and near that is the eye of the bull, 65 light years away. let's see. concord, 39 degrees. oakland, 44. livermore, 39. sfo, 46. santa rosa, 39. surf's up. surf will be crashing to about 20 feet, building on a swell out of the northwest. that also means strong rift currents. that high surf advisory is posted through saturday night. a few showers late friday but not much. clearing by saturday afternoon. here's where it's all coming from, this low pressure, along the pacific northwest. it's going to stall as it gets close to the bay area. tomorrow we might squeeze out a few showers. wouldn't amount to mu
travelers. high winds would delay flights and they could get a few more inches. >>> bay area officials don't want you burning wood in your fire place. no spare the air is in effect. but there's concern that the pollution could be built up. >>> 7:19 now. the rain-soaked bay area will get a small break after a very stormy weekend but not for long. rosemary orozco will tell us when the rain is expected to return. >>> if you lost your home to foreclosure, you may be entitled to some money. the settlement that's been divvied up. >>> and here's a look at the macarthur maze. we'll tell you what the bay bridge toll plaza is looking like -- coming up. >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news and "mornings on 2." it's now 7:21. pg&e is offering $550 million in the deadly san bruno explosion. the san francisco chronicle reports the money would pay for state regulatory charges. but the utility will not admit to safety breaches, fearing a criminal charge. so gust and consumer groups turned down the deal. eight people died. 38 homes were destroyed in the s&p 28th explosion -- september 28th e
. it was the fourth straight day of losses. >> i don't know there's a word to describe how -- the public is going to be. >> why california is going to take an extra hit if we go over the fiscal cliff. >>> new at 10:00, a man was critically wounded at a shooting in an east b.a.r.t. station. it happened this afternoon at the bay point station. service was interrupted for some time while police searched if station but they did not turn up a suspect. the victim only described as a male was taken to the hospital with what is being called serious injuries. >>> 1,170 people were arrested for dui statewide compared to 1,080 in 1990. in the bay area 165 people have been arrested for dui and there have been three fatal collisions. last year there were 188 arrests and no fatalities. >>> happening now, matt keller is live in fremont where a dui checkpoint is currently on the way. >> this checkpoint has been going on here on fremont boulevard for about an hour. officers are speaking to each driver and handing them a pamphlet. they say there's been nine dui arrests. they rarely make a drunk driving arrests at
good. >> looking fine as long as we don't get more are precipitation. we are not anticipating any more downpours at this point. we are just assess ising damage at this point in time. >> people who live in the area say it happens all of the time. city officials are aware and hope a publi public works projt scheduled for the spring will fix things once and for all. >>> go to the sierra. a few view you from a cal trans camera at highway 50 at meyers. ski resorts reporting they were busy for the christmas holiday and hope to repet it for new year's. >>> here is a look at conditions on i-80 where chains are required. snow showers will continue through the night. the chp ised a siding drivers in the area to be patient and take it slow. >>> the snow pushed california snow pack well above normal levels. the state department of water resources say that early readings indicate that the water content of the snow pack is 146% above normal for this time of year. the first official snow survey is scheduled for next week. the snow pack usually provides a third of the water we use so it is critically
for live crab in san francisco could drop to $3.50 a pound by early next week. >> don't get crabby about the traffic. i can't believe i just said that. >> nice segue claudine. >>> we will head outside and take a look at what is going on with the roadway. right now it doesn't seem to be much. we have a couple stalled cars here and there. this is the san mateo bridge. you can see traffic on the right hand side there. finally 237 milpitas the brake lights are westbound traffic. here is steve. >>> thank you. a very good morning. our system is coming in. cloud cover has a lot of cold air with them. i think it's more of a colder system than rainy-- rainy system. cloudy to mostly cloudy. some of the temperatures already are in the 30s. they will be hard pressed to warm up. some rain develops. again those favoring closer to the coast and north bay snow level around 2500-3,000 feet. 35 livermore. san jose 37. tahoe was two below last hour. now they are one. >> by this afternoon and evening spins in very light rain. again the farther west better opportunity. farther east no. this will not be a b
. >> it's all right. i don't mind the snow. i just -- we have been on the road since six. >> there were delays of at least two hours with chain controls extending further down the mountain. travel delays are likely today as well. >>> a family fight turns no a stabbing. a woman stabbed four in alameda. we are live where the crime happened just hours ago. >> reporter: four people, members of the same family were taken to the hospital here after they were stabbed by a relative and it happened inside one of the units this units. one of those victims was transported to the hospital. a sergeant on scene said this started as a fight between two sisters. the woman who lives in the apartment parenty started stabbing her sister over visiting at the time. three other family members were also stabbed trying to break up the fight between the two. one of those victims was a teen girl, 14. i have called police, nobody has been able to give me updated information on conditions of those four stabbing victims. a sergeant on scene last night said that the woman who carried out the stabbing has been taken
>>> one of these secrets you don't have to keep inside anymore. >> speaking out. the victim of sexual abuse in the boy scouts reacts to the files the boy scouts kept hidden that are now reveal. >> more secret files accused of troop abuse come to light. including dozens from the bay area. one man's story of what happened to him during boy scout camp. >> reporter: we're talking about 1200 secret files obtained by "the l.a. times." we dug through the data, and found at least 88 files involving troop leaders right here in this region from santa cruz all the way up to fort bragg. each one detailing allegations of sexual abuse. josh solomon showed us the boy scout uniform he wore. merit badges for learning how to canoe, and cook. each also memories of abuse. >> hard to separate everything out there. >> reporter: one patch marks the camp where it happened. between 1982 and 1983. he says the scout leader would invite solomon into his tent, and sexually molest him. >> he was a leader. you sort of made sure you were doing things his way. he was really gruff. you wanted his approval. >
of these secrets you don't have to keep inside anymore. >> speaking out. the victim of sexual abuse in the boy scouts reacts to the files the boy scouts kept hidden that are now reveal. >> more secret files accused of troop abuse come to light. including dozens from the bay area. one man's story of what happened to him during boy scout camp. >> reporter: we're talking about 1200 secret files obtained by "the l.a. times." we dug through the data, and found at least 88 files involving troop leaders right here in this region from santa cruz all the way up to fort bragg. each one detailing allegations of sexual abuse. josh solomon showed us the boy scout uniform he wore. merit badges for learning how to canoe, and cook. each also memories of abuse. >> hard to separate everything out there. >> reporter: one patch marks the camp where it happened. between 1982 and 1983. he says the scout leader would invite solomon into his tent, and sexually molest him. >> he was a leader. you sort of made sure you were doing things his way. he was really gruff. you wanted his approval. >> reporter: solomon kept si
for the afternoon. for most of us the main story at this hour will be how chilly it is. hopefully you don't have any place to go. 43nevado, 44 mountain view, 43 san jose, as we head to the north we are looking at 39 degrees, 43nevado. it's the wind that's making us feel a lot colder out there. winds set to 15 miles an hour in fairfield. 10 in oakland. 25 gusts reported at half moon bay. in a nut shell your showers are sliding south. cool temperatures in store for the afternoon. snow levels low this morning but will eventually be climbing up. moisture out of here any way. take a look at afternoon highs, cool, 51 san rafael. 53 oakland. 53 haywood. down to the south temperatures will warm only to the low 50s. san jose, morgan hill, loss gatos. 54 in santa cruz. the text ended forecast will be partly cloudy by the afternoon. partly cloudy for sunday. we may see a few scattered showers in time for new year's. that rain forecast coming up. >> the first lawsuit may be in the works in the cop conschool shooting. a child's experience that is prompting the action. >> the actions of officials in india being
and they want everyone to come together. >> reporter: if lawmakers don't reach a deal by january 1, many economists are concerned it could eventually lead to another recession. i'm ed payne reporting. >>> president obama appears to have more backing from the public in budget negotiations. a gallup tracking poll released wednesday gives mr. obama 54% support compared to 26% for house speaker john boehner. >>> 5:02. a looming dock worker strike threatens to hurt the economy, as well. longshoremen are locked in negotiations with shipping companies over royalties paid to workers for each ton of cargo they move. a shutdown would impact 15 ports along the east coast and the gulf and officials estimate it will cost $1 billion a day. >>> 5:03. let's check traffic and weather. we had a break yesterday but i guess rain is coming back. >> it's all gone. >> hello. >> it didn't last very long. we got rain heading towards the bay area and you can see that low. it's right there. so it hasn't quite hit the bay area yet. but by later on this afternoon, that's when we're going to see light showers and it'
and cable cars will be free untilfive a-m tomorrow. if you don't have any plans for new year's. >> they are offering extended until 3:00 a.m.. there will also be offering additional trains in and out of san francisco to accommodate new year's eve crowds. also, muni will be free. caltran will be offering free service with the extended hours and there will be for extra trains out of san francisco. there will be 4 extra trains --, also, with free between 11:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m., and extended service on the broadway shuttle. this shuttle will run from 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on the year's eve. there will also be offering extended service on in several routes. if you are planning on driving keep in mind that between 11:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. along the embarcadero there will be long traffic delays because of the fireworks near the ferry building. charles clifford, kron 4. >> tonight at 6:00 p.m. we are going to be taking a look at what is happening across the bay area. >> jacqueline: we have not seen much rainfall but returns on the radar. it is a bit too dry and we will start to see that roll
samsung. >> when i called the number, don't worry, we'll fix it for you. >> reporter: they sent out a repairman that took pictures. they show blue lines going across rainbow lines but no picture. technician said, somebody must have budged into it. >> i told him i hadn't damaged the tv. i just was setting it up and turned it on. >> samsung said the technician would found damage they would not cover the repair after all they cost about $1500. shirley insisted the tv screen wasn't broken. >> he kept saying there is a crack in the screen, but there was no crack. >> reporter: she contacted "7 on your side" and we called samsung and they pointed to the pictures. the crack is very hard to see. it's under the surface but it is there. a tiny circle in the center of these vertical lines. however, samsung looked into the case and found that customer service agent initially had promised to repair the set. >> they called and said we are going to fix your tv. >> reporter: they tell us we were very sorry of her concerns. we take all consumer issues very seriously and we do our best to resolve them
through 2:00 a.m. pacific time. they have been tracking santa claus for the past 57 years. >>> we don't need to track santa to find holiday cheer. there are plenty of helpers at lefty o'doul's in san francisco. ktvu's ann rubin is live there and when we talked at 5:00 p.m. they were still short on toys. how are things now? >> reporter: they are still about 10,000 toys short of where they want to be. but for the last minute shoppers this is a last minute toy drive. organizers say there is plenty of time to fill these barrels. the trouble, there has been fewer donations than usual. they received half the amount they had last year. they are still hoping to collect 15,000 toys but they will need more help. lefty o'doul's served as a collection point for the firefighters for the last 12 years. organizers want to make sure no child is forgotten. people can walk up, drive up or call and they will pick the toys up for free. >> i always believe in giving back. this is the time. we decided to give back. >> we decided to get a few things to help fill the barrels for the young kids. >> reporter:
? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. >>> we have breaking news to tell you about right now. this is a live picture from news chopper 2 as a boat is outlooking for two swimmers who are reported missing near the golden gate bridge. the word we have right now is that a caller called authorities to say that two swimmers were spotted near the north tower of the golden gate bridge. right now the coast guard is launching a search and rescue operation to try to locate the swimmers. right now we don't have any word that the swimmers have been spotted by rescuers but they are actively looking for those people in the water right now: you can see one boat right there is under way. trying to locate people and as you can tell by these pictures they have their search lights on. it is dark or getting dark and that's going to make the search even more problematic. i just checked with mark tamayo and he checked the water buoy at the area. the water temperature is 53 degrees so
on the right- hand side of your screen and at the bay bridge plaza, traffic is moving well and i don't know if those metering lights will be going on today but most likely is happens after six 505, here is mark. >>> in fact rain showers had to be updated and there is some rain to the north of petaluma and moving towards parts of the east bay and the north bay. just outside of crocket it is now centered over the venetia area and in san francisco out towards oakland and out towards market street and out towards the marinas. increasing rainfall rates in the alameda region will be told in the next few minutes. you will notice this might be a little enhanced near the radar but there are still some downpours, and your santa cruz mountains checking in at 44. yesterday we had the rain move through and we have the cold air today and it is unstable air and as a result we have an increase in clouds and downpours and the possibility of hail. that will be an increase with readings in the 40s. scattered showers still each into the afternoon hours we will hold onto the chance of lingering showers. tempera
her. and then took off. her attorney says the charges don't match her clients character. >> sot pam herzig never been in trouble before and a quarter short of graduating from college, there are things family going through that prob has a lot to do with the full picture of how everything happened the way that it did. >> reporter: while she did not elaborate on those circumstances, the attorney did add that eunce is studying to become a police officer. the judge set her bail at 2- million dollars. if she posts it. she must wear a scram device - which makes sure she does not drink alcohol and is not allowed to drive. her family and friends offered no comment. the victims son told kron 4. how devestating this loss is. >> from tuesday i had the perfect family a perfect family, a perfect mother now, everything is gone . if >> reporter: district attorney george gascon says.drinking and driving is unexacceptable. >> the impact that this is having on the entire family is horrible we are very concerned about the use of alc and driving especially during the holiday season. >> reporter: eunice
of that but that would be great. then i don't have to worry about its condition in my car or whatever. i would love to be able to do that, have the picture of my insurance and be able to show that instead. >> reporter: another new law involving control phones makes it legal to send and receive texts with hands free device that are powered by voice operated software. here is another new law, if you are driving a car with a clean air vehicle sticker you will be allowed to use toll lanes like the ones on 680 and 237. >> set up for people to buy them, that's good. >> reporter: here is an interesting law. self driving cars will be allowed on public roads as long as a licensed driver is in the driver's seat. that law was written by a google co founder who touted the car saying it would help transportation issues. there is also support for them saying eventually they could help people with disabilities and people who are to drunk to drive. later, we will tell you about several more driving law that go into effect on january 1st. reporting live from san jose. ktvu. >> we are less than a week from the fis
sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> grant: tonight at eight. a mother. who layed her life on the line to protect her young children. is recovering in an east bay hospital. 38-year-old maria cardova shielded her 7-year-old twins from gunfire that erupted outside her chuch in east okland. on christmas eve. good evening i'm grant lodes. oakland police are still searching for the gunman who opened fire outside centro evangelistico bethel monday night. investigators say the shooter targeted a 17-year- old boy as he left a nearby liquor store. the bullets penetrated the wall of the church. and hit cordova as she covered her kids new at eight. kron-4's scott rates spoke to cordova. as she continues to recover. >> reporter: she is continuing to recover at this hospital and the family is searching for answers. >> she is still shaken up about what happened to n
121 between 116 and 37, the route between petaluma and napa, don't know how bad it is. enough that you might want to consider alternate routes. >>> taking a look at drive times, 15 minutes, 18 minutes, 19 minutes, everything moving along smooth sailing, i don't do a lot of commuting in the morning so early rick you have to tell me if that is normal. >> that is good, with westbound 4, traffic is light, you can tell from those times. >>> news right now, developing news in the north bay police in ross will resume their search for a suspected drunk driver after they lost him near the college of marin, the driver bolted from his car during a traffic stop on sir francis drake after midnight, officers chased him and lost sight of him near stadium way. rescue team from the fire department searched but were unable to find that driver. >>> the same flooding that chased hundreds out of their peninsula hopes last night is threatening to undermine levees lining the creek. terry mcsweeney is live in palo alto, officials are keeping a close eye on things there's promising news there, right? >> report
. >> he is irreplaceable. you just don't find people like that. >> thursday morning, they received a 911 call early thursday morning, police responded to a 9-11 call at the diablo pointe appartments in walnut creek. when they arrived, police say they were forced to shoot banta. beyond that. no explaination as to why officers had to open fire. >> i do not know what happened that night. >> reporter: in a written statement, the banta family says quote our thoughts and prayers are with the peace officers who pulled their triggers and their families. may they find peace and god bless. in walnut creek, philippe djegal, kron four news. >>> another arrest has been made in connection to a deadly home invasion that took place in monte sereno. you are looking at video from sky 7 hd that shows the scene of the crime. sacramento police arrested de-angelo austin on suspicion of murder yesterday. he is the fourth person arrested in connection with the murder of 66 year old silicon valley venture capitolist - ravee kumra. the break in also left kumra's wife injured. investigators working the case say th
happened before that attack. he also wants answers from police. >> we just don't understand how somebody could have taken his life. [ crying ] >> i'm certain something happened. but how somebody could -- you know, he is small in stature. 5'4", 130 pounds. how threatening is that? >> reporter: the family also gave me a written statement. part of it reads, "we believe from this, we are able to learn, strengthen and better our communities. thank god for family and friends in this deep sorrow." the officers involved have been put on paid administrative leave while the district attorney investigates. i put in a call to walnut creek mrs. earlier this afternoon but -- earlier this afternoon but have not her back from the walnut creek police. >>> a san francisco woman traumatized after being robbed on the street was not injured and the thief only got a few dollars. but as cbs 5 reporter patrick sedillo shows us, what he took from her was much more valuable than money. >> i hard him say, i'm going to kill your dog. >> pekingese 12 years old, sweetest thing ever. >> reporter: she asked not to be n
was a female but i don't have any other information. there was screaming in the background there it >> were you able to locate the person who did the screening >> i do not have that affirmation. >> were there any weapons on near the suspects body? >> i cannot answer that question at this time. >> do we know if the suspect lived at the apartment complex? >> we do not know the you know if there was a child screaming? >> we do not know >> they're not telling us of the victim is a man or woman or their apartment aids. only that he or she was taken to the hospital by ambulance so it appears that person did not die at the scene. i tried to ask the captain what made these officers feel threatened by and forced to shoot at the suspect he said he does not know and hopes to get an update about two hours from now. i will try to get information later on this morning. >> telling his story at a brentwood where pg&e crews are trying to stop a gas leak. pg&e received reports of a gas leak on all but dry. they've not been able to find the cause of the league but they say it does not appear to be spreading. ther
. and an update on current conditions. >> vicki, let me show you some of these shots that i don't. take a look at these vineyards, and what type of impact is it going to have i spoke to the people that work at the wineries and they say that they are not as worried because it is in this time of year. however, if this were to happen during the springtime, it would be a different story. >> they can be totally submerged or under water it does not matter because they are in a state of dormancy. it will be fine, for the sorrel level for the springtime. >> reporter: you can see it in the distance, the golden gate bridge it is clear. temperatures have dropped in the last one hour. reporting live in marin county, j. r. stone, kron 4 news. >> all of the rain over christmas.shutdown the southbound side of the upper avenue to sloat boulevard. a spokeswoman at the san francisco department of public works says the road floods because the drains cannot handle all of the water, especially during a powerful storm. drivers are being forced to take the lower great highway route. the northbound side is still open
is 25 years old must be on board to make sure they don't drink and that was in response to young adults drinking on party buses. the most recent involved a young woman who was killed on highway 17 when she fell out of a party bus where there was drinking involved. >> you can't rent a car under 25, why should you be allowed to be partying in a bus under 25. however we feel about the age, 21 is the age and there should be somebody older than that to kind of keep an eye on things. >> that will be a point news of certain cars which is ab25. and that allows, cars with clean air stickers to allow clean occupancy toll lanes if there is just one person in the car. they will have road signs, much that is see and they will be called super alert and will let drivers know if there is somebody in eminent danger. reporting live janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> they have agreed to a 1 police dollars settlement in a case involving hundreds of settlements. it is for sudden acceleration and breaking problems. the lawsuits were filed after they were called after recalls and a judge still
that sot: how many trees have you bought in the past for other people i don't know maybe a dozen! >> it was uncalled for now i bet you are thinking that she is crying about the stolen tree .she is not, she is moved by a random act of kindness this is 40 dollars that was left in their door in a plain white envelope by a total stranger >> and there is no name and there is nothing on there and who ever did it did not knock which would be a great way to starts a new tree fund but they have different plans we'll donate it to cancer, at childrens hospital in oakland they also asked that instead of giving them money please donate it to childrens hospital in oakland and to the person who stole the tree >> enjoy the tree, merry christmas in vallejo, stanley roberts kron 4 news >> taking a look at the radar. we are looking at a another storm. and a drive break but that does not look like to be the case for christmas. let us take our time. by 9:00 a.m., mostly cloudy conditions. a lot of people are going to be enjoying the morning, with light rain right around a santa rosa. by christmas br
. higher sales taxes and income taxes on the top earners. the fiscal cliff would hit all of that. >> i don't know if there is a word to describe how mad the public is going to be. nobody is going to be happy to see that happen. >> if taxes go up on everybody; it will not be a happy time. i think that is what will happen. >> meanwhile the tax policy center says they will see their take home pay shrink just over 3.6%. >>> at a time when people were mourning the horrible sandy hook shooting one new york woman took advantage of that sympathetic spirit by allegedly setting up a charity scam in connection to that tragedy. 37-year-old noel alba set up an internet scam claiming to be the aunt of six-year-old noah pozner. no a's uncle says he is disgusted someone would do this. >> my nieces and i think of these scammers they are stealing from them. they are survivors of this tragedy. >> the fbi says four days after the school shooting all of the money was refunded to donors. alba the mother of two teens denies opening the fund and says someone hacked her facebook page. she faces up to five years in
>> i don't know. >> it has been speculated that he moves at the speed of light. as we talked about earlier in the earth's atmosphere that is hard to do because it would burn up. santa has and atmospheric separator. it is like a flash uses. the comic hero. he uses an atmosphere separator. >>santa have to get to the fog he uses a beam emitter. that is the red nose on rudolph. >> took it for him out of miles above the earth has infrared detectors and that is how they can locate his location because of his bright red nose. >> we are following a story we will go live to upstate new york to rochester. firefighters responding to a house fire four of them shot two of them killed. >> let us listen in. >> is a very difficult situation. >> do you foresee any more victims? >> we have not been able to enter the home to find out. the homes were occupied fortunately we have a tremendous 911 center. a tremendous first responders in this community. as the fire continued to spread because the homes or in close proximity to one another many citizens have tend to run out of their homes and placed them
, we don't get the passion and rich emotions. still, a good story and makes us all aware, no matter what side of the situation you are on. 3 hats. >> thank you, we will see you at the razz room. let's take a quick look outside this morning from our roof camera. janu is standing by with a look at our forecast, good morning. >> some patchy drizzle. and as we take a look at the satellite & radar we can see that moisture has pressed south-east. and even pressing southern california but the good news is that it is trying out here. the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza is still moderate with a camera lens showing some moisture. however, scattered drizzle. this is all pressing towards the east bay and the south bay. dry conditions for the next couple of hours. as for temperatures? still clinging to the ne-mid 40's at half moon bay. as we take a look at futurecast. the 40's that we're dealing with. as we go towards the afternoon. the highs cohaand we will see 40's with a really cool night. and the morning lows to the 30's and even the 20's. taking a look of the numbers 29 degrees in san
trying to get help. >> the window is broken and there was an explosion. something inside. i don't know what is inside. >> we knew early on that we had people missing. so a search was immediately put into progress. i don't know the details on when the victims were found. but we knew that people were missing not accounted for. >> reporter: of the family members who escaped three of them went to the hospital for smoke inhalation and so did a san jose police officer. firefighters say that police officer was one of the first to arrive at the scene and he did manage to get some of the family members out of the burning apartment building. but this has effected a lot of people. there are two apartment buildings in this complex that now have their power shut off. various units have water and smoke damage because of putting out this fire. there is a total of 60 people according to the red cross who were displaced and about half of them the red cross had to find a place for them to stay. the other half were able to come back and collect some of their belongings and able to stay go to a hotel. you
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